Zuma signs land bill into law

By Drum Digital
30 June 2014

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill into law.

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Bill into law, his office said on Monday.

The legislation notably re-opens the restitution claims process that closed at the end of 1998 and gives claimants five years -- to June 30, 2019 -- to lodge land claims.

Only some 80,000 land restitution claims were lodged by the 1998 deadline and it is estimated that there are up to five times as many valid cases that can be brought by victims of apartheid-era forced removals.

The legislation also regulates the appointment and service conditions of judges of the Land Claims Court.

Source : Sapa

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